I have just created myself a countdown calendar, which marks off all the milestone days, as well as a countdown to the big day (whch is on each Thursday before the big day)
I have attached a link (its a pdf), so you can all have a copy and use as you wish
I have made it nice and subtle, so you can have it anywhere without people asking too many questions and getting strange looks about Christmas countdowns etc!
Let me know if I have made any stupid mistakes, or if there is any problem with the file hosting!
Anyhoo, if people would like this changed to be made more festive, that can also be done (but when I have a little more time!)